Hypericum, a multi-functional perennial!
To begin, the hypericum is not a real perennial. However, calling it a shrub doesn’t say it all either. The truth is, that the hypericum is a little of both. This medicinal plant flowers from July till September with quite large yellow flowers, some species with a diameter of up to 8 cm. Later on, during autumn it will develop berries in all kinds of colors, like orange, red, brown, green, white and pink. In the winter it will size down to 10 cm, to become a nice bushy eye-catcher in the spring.
The hypericum is well known by its medicinal value. This plant is used as an anti-depressive medicine, and is also used as pain relief. Besides it’s medicinal qualities and attractive appearance during the seasons, butterflies and bees love to visit the hypericum.
The hypericum, a true all-rounder in your garden!